Skip to comments.Judge spikes photo ID requirement for Pa. voters
Posted on 01/17/2014 6:43:12 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A state judge has struck down the law requiring Pennsylvania's voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley said the requirement that was the centerpiece of Pennsylvania's embattled 2012 voter identification law places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote.
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This enables subversion of the election. Traitor!
Let me guess. Democrat appointment, right?
Gingrich said that a half of a dozen "scalps" would send a message to every activist judge. Impeach and remove.
I think there should be the same requirements for voting as for buying a gun. Identical.
Good grief. I guess, we’re going to need a constitutional amendment requiring a valid photo ID to vote.
You know, I often hesitate to support action in opposition to stuff like this, but when judges consistently overturn voters, they are pushing their part of the pie.
Judges, stop using your positions to over-rule laws.
Judges are elected in Pennsylvania, usually not appointed, unless it’s to fill a term.
So does a Concealed Carry Permit (ID) place to great a burden on the fundamental right to keep and bear arms? Seems like the exact same logic applies.
I surprised he doesn’t rule that it is unreasonably burdensome to make them fog a mirror...
The country has gone insane. It is a dead republic walking.
let it BE!
A DEMOCRAT judge, of course. These folks know no limits to their corruption. They must really be worried about the 2014 election.
PS - And I thought this had already been successfully litigated in Pennsylvania. I guess they will forever be finding new judges to come up with further decisions to delay.
Nail on the head post.
Where’s the burden? You go to your county seat, stand in line for two minutes, get your photo taken, and get handed a laminated card (hopefully with a bar code). It’s no more difficult than the actual process of voting itself! Sheesh.
“....places an unreasonable burden on the fundamental right to vote.”
But having to be carded for buying alcohol, tobacco, medication, aren’t “unreasonable burdens”. This is the dumbest excuse ever. Not that they can or would come up with a better reason.
THIS, imo, is the direct result in consulting with foreign law to establish American law.
THEY speak Latin, and everything in law is described and explained in Latin, so that we must hire a foreiegn speaking person to translate a matter into English.
I can tell you right now that many people garble thoughts in the process of processing thoughts.
Case in point;
My wife is Filipina and throws away food that to her, is 'broke' ...
Bananas I allow to ripen for banana bread was thrown away because they were 'broke'
Looks like they elect them in PA. He should be voted out of office and recalled if possible. Hard to believe this idiot was elected in 1946. He must be a Democrat.
I hope the judge has his identity stolen.
This applies to the 2nd amendment too, right???
Vote early, vote often
Wheres the burden? You go to your county seat, stand in line for two minutes, get your photo taken, and get handed a laminated card (hopefully with a bar code). Its no more difficult than the actual process of voting itself! Sheesh.
We have every ‘disenfranchised person’ with a photo ID free of charge.
We plug a huge hole in welfare fraud.
A win win for the taxpaying citizens
There is no “fundamental right to vote” no more than there is a fundamental right to drive, get a bank account, or have a job, all of which you need to have ID for.
Darn Progressive Judges!
Yes, it would suppress voting 110% Democrat in many precinct of Philly. What we really need for U.S. voters is that finger stuck in indelible ink that the Iraqi voters do. An added bonus, dead people don’t have working fingers.
More bogus votes, eh, Judge ?
Who defines 'unreasonable'? How does HE define unreasonable?
Surely, as circumstances change (rampant voter fraud) this issue must be fluid and we must be allowed to make requirements to keep the process pure. Sorry...I meant....to clean up the festering fumarole that is the voting process.
And yeah...he's a DemocRAT. And quite the elitist too.
A vote can harm a lot more people than any individual’s gun.
Yep, sure is hard to believe.
Actually, this idiot was born in 1946.
Not a great burden but it is clearly an infringement.
Most of these laws carry “provisional ballot” language allowing anyone to cast a vote without ID,
and the provisional ballots will only be looked at if the margin is less than the number of uncounted ballots.
He has something to gain in the results. This guy pulled a "Kagan"... he should have recused himself, but didn't.
Well then! I don’t need an ID to buy a gun, either!
Let me guess. Democrat appointment, right?
Partial correct in that he is a democrat, but elected back in 1981 to a lower court and elected
to his current court in 1987. He was re-elected in 2008 with his current term to expire in 2017.
Clearly an infringement, vis-a-vis the 2A... but a great burden as well, since CC permit presupposes the purpose of weaponry is personal protection, hunting and target practice.. and ignoring its primary and intended purpose.
Making sure judges were leftist was job one from day one.
And while we're at it, stop infringing on my fundamental right to buy beer. Old enough to be a grandfather, and they card me to make sure I'm old enough. Don't you have to be 18 to vote? How do we know you're 18?
Ignore and impeach.
I’m sure they have their timing right to affect 2014 elections. This is sooooo wrong on sooooo many levels.
What’s the problem? Philadelphia has 109% voter turnout without requiring ID.
Bad votes can do much more damage collectively, but the odds that a single vote will make a difference is slight, because so few elections are decided by only one vote. It happens, though. My point is that if showing an ID is too burdensome, or “intimidating” a requirement for voting, it’s also too burdensome, or intimidating, to require for gun purchases. There is a right to vote, and there is a right to buy guns, and criminals and illegal aliens aren’t supposed to do either one. (So, you’ve got to check, right?)
From Article 5 of the Pennsylvania Constitution
The Commonwealth Court shall be a statewide court, and shall consist of the number of judges and have such jurisdiction as shall be provided by law.
- make this voter law outside the jurisdiction of the courts.
Many Judges are elected in Washington State as well but they always run unopposed and no one knows much about any of them except for what is written in a voter guide which of course is written by them.
Election of judges is a joke.
There should be citizen panels for judicial oversight that are elected who are tasked to review judicial performance and have the power to initiate recall or impeachment proceedings.
Tar and feathers would work too.